"But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Matt. 15:9.
Can we close our ears to the truth, and remain innocent? "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination." Prov. 28: 9.
What encouraging promise did our Saviour leave for those who should do the will of God? "If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." John 7:17 (Ps. 25:9) (John 8:12).
What will be the fate of the spiritually blind teacher, and of those whom he presumes to teach? "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." Matt. 15:14.
To whom will the gates of the heavenly city be opened? "Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in." Isa. 26:2 (Rev. 22:14).
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